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Anthony Ranaudo up, Phil Klein optioned

The Rangers have called up pitcher Anthony Ranaudo, and have optioned Phil Klein to ÀÀA Round Rock

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers made a roster move today, optioning pitcher Phil Klein to ÀÀA Round Rock, and recalling pitcher Anthony Ranaudo.  Ranaudo has been working as a starter, and he's presumably up to give the Rangers a legitimate long man while Cesar Ramos recovers from yesterday's four-plus inning outing.  My assumption is that the Rangers will option Ranaudo on Sunday or Monday and bring up a short reliever, likely Luke Jackson or Andrew Faulkner.

Klein, a big righty who relies upon deception rather than a big fastball, has shown some promise, but has also been somewhat homer-prone in the majors.  I'm reasonably sure we will see him back up with the Rangers at some point this year.